Ask George School students about weekends on campus, and they may describe Harvest Weekend (hayrides and apple butter), Student Council Weekend (Holi powder, bonfires, and the faculty dunk tank), or Live Music Weekend (self-explanatory). They definitely will be smiling.
These are some of the special weekends, but actually, even regular weekends are special. Usually organized by a dorm or student group, they may have a theme but will certainly have lots and lots to do, from dances and open mic nights to S’moreoke and Four Square under the lights. You can get in some work or a workout, play sports, or cheer on your friends playing sports. It can be hard to fit it all in.
Weekends are also for down time—for lying in the grass, catching up on sleep, walking into Newtown, and hanging out with friends, both boarders and day students. Day students are always welcome on campus, and frankly, weekends at George School are just too much fun to miss.
Of all the special weekends at George School each year, one is the most special for Alice Ke ’19.
Weekend Activities 2018-19: Fall Term
September 1–2: Opening Days Weekend
September 7–9: Orientation Weekend*
September 14–16: Campbell, Orton, West Main, and Westwood Sponsored Weekend
September 21–23: Central, Lower, Upper, and East Sponsored Weekend
September 28–30: PBDT Weekend
September 5–7: Open Doors Weekend
October 12–14: Great Race Scavenger Hunt Weekend
October 19–20: Parents Weekend
October 26–28: Harvest Weekend
November 2–4: Fall Theater/Get to Know Philly Weekend
November 9–11: Study Weekend*
*Closed Weekends and Required Weekend Events
September 7–9: A variety of activities are planned for Orientation Weekend when all new boarding students are required to stay on campus.
November 9–11: Students are not permitted overnight absences during Study Weekend.